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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-524431-5 or order online at Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.


  • Direct-connect brackets provide attachment points for your motor-home-mounted tow bar
  • Streamlined design creates supremely clean look
    • No obtrusive quick-disconnect crossbar
    • Hidden brackets sit even farther back than standard brackets
  • Drawbars attach and remove quickly and easily
    • Arms click to lock in place in brackets
    • Built-in pull rings let you unlock arms so you can twist and remove them
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • Compatible with Roadmaster motor-home-mounted tow bars only
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: Roadmaster direct-connect base plates will only work with Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Nighthawk, Sterling, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon, or Falcon 2. These base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball.

The drawbars, or front arms, on this base plate kit are supremely easy to mount and remove. Just insert them into the brackets and twist to lock them in place. To remove each arm, simply tug the built-in pull pin to disengage the lock, twist the arm back and pull it out of the bracket. Once the drawbars have been removed, the remaining brackets are virtually invisible. On most automobiles, the brackets are mounted within the grille, where they remain not only unseen, but protected from scrapes and scuffs as well.

524431-5 Road Master EZ-5 Base Plate Kit

Replaces 4431-3A

Item # RM-524431-5

Installation Details RM-524431-5 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-524431-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1936 Customer Reviews)

Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.


The proportional breaking never worked right and on our last trip the system kept cutting out until it quit working all together. I was in the southern US and had to drive back to Canada without the aid of the breaking system. i tried to check it out and fix it but was unable to get continuous power to the brake buddy.


Just received my base plate and installed. Really satisfied about the look on my 2020 Ford F150.

2018 Ford F-150

Reliable information, excellent products, very quick service and delivery. I ordered multiple products to set up towing on vehicle for RV. Ordered Tuesday here on Friday! Excellent!


Fast delivery great service

2018 Ford F-150

The installation of the Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plate kit on my 2018 F150 with tow hooks was so far the easiest part of the conversion to making the F150 towable. It only took a couple of hours to complete, a few metric sockets, pry bar, toque wrench, drill and 1/2-inch dill bit is all the tools I needed, along with a helping hand from my wife to remove and replace the bumper.

2016 Ford F-150

Still working great after many miles towing my 2016 F150.



Cary N.


The base plates are working great. The only problem is that I dont get to use them enough. I towed about 3,000 miles since my purchase and have had no issues at all.

2016 Ford Explorer

Bad experience with Roadmaster this time around! I have used their product for 15 years on my Ford Explorer towing behind a 40 foot diesel pusher with no issues. Purchased this set for my 2016 F-150 Limited pickup on line from etrailer and the fit from Roadmaster was terrible!!! the passenger side slide in arm when locked in place with the receiver installed on the vehicle, made the horizontal female cocked to about 25 degrees up from a horizontal plane!!! this meant the arm from my $1200.00 Roadmaster tow arm would not hook up. I had to take to a weld shop to make repairs on the arm to set it in a horizontal position!!! Roadmaster would not believe this was possible to their product said they had only seen this happen once before? It happened before but now you don't believe ME?


Exactly what I was looking for to flat tow my raptor.


Great place to shop, in and out in no time. Thank you Alex.


The moment I received the base plate it took me 2. Hours to install peace of cake good instructions easy to follow extremely happy going on a trip next week thx etrailer job well done

2016 GMC Canyon

I've been towing a vehicle behind my motor home for the last 12 years. That includes four trucks and one car. Each time I've used Roadmaster Base Plates and a Roadmaster tow bar. I find that when I'm outfitting a new truck for towing, etrailer always has the parts I need (base plates and taillight wiring) at the best prices with the quickest shipping.


easy install and work like a charm
these are replacements after an accident with truck


Wiring kit and tow brackets showed up on time. Robert was very helpful on the phone. I've also ordered from etrailer many times good company. Install wet very well. Their videos help also sometimes easier than reading directions. Quality of the hardware and base plates and removable arms are well-made.

2018 Ford F-150

Product was very well built and was easily installed with two people. For my 2018 ford f150 I used the direct connect removable arms Rm- 524431-5 and added a cross bar for better stability. e-trailer sales the RM-524431-4 that has the cross bar for the same price. (My mistake and the truck towed better with a Cross bar)


it fit great


Done deal, I think!

2019 Ford F-150

Have done business with your company several times and have never been disappointed with the great service you provide. Thanks so much for your continued support of the RV world.

2018 Ford F-150

Received yesterday, quality looks great; have installed one side. Instructions are fairly good but totally lacking on removal of the 2018 F150 bumper. Access to the bolts inside the frame on the 2018 is very good so used grade 8 nylock nuts instead of the included wire held nuts. Access to hold the full size hex nuts is very good so it was easier to hold the nuts while torquing.


Base plate came as promised.


After pulling my pickup for the first time, the front bolt of the bracket sheared off.
Had to go in a change the bolts to grade 8 bolts. So far everything has been working fine while pulling my pickup.

2016 Ford F-150

Arrived quickly in perfect condition, install video will be very helpful. Thank you for the quick service!



Been down and back from fl. with the my MH, towing is solid as a rock, checked my nuts and bolts at the door, all tight and ready for a trip out to Wy. in August. Highly recommend these base plates and etrailer as the best source for them!

Ford F-150

Working with etrailer has always been exceptional, and this was no exception. Working with Courtney was great, knew her stuff and help me make sure I got all the right parts so I could flat tow a 2020 F-150.

This is our second purchase of this product. We like the ease of installing and connecting to the RV. Can't wait to get it on the road to see how the new vehicle pulls down the road.


Roadmaster equipment good. Using it as we speak


smartly blends in with truck and neatly appearance when not hitch as compliments from others roll in

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